There is a something up there with a very perverse sense of humour! For the past couple of months I have been extremely good and have been religiously doing my exercises to strengthen the muscles that support my spine and been to several hydrotherapy sessions. I could feel everything was getting stronger and the constant back pain had changed back down to frequent. Have to admit I was feeling a bit smug and hopeful then BAM! I bent down very slightly Wednesday evening and 2000 volts shot through my back. Think I must have bent and twisted very slightly at the same time but, honestly, it's not as if I thought I'd had a go at olympic weight lifting! Shuffled along to my hydro session yesterday to see if that would help ease things and I was stiff as a board and unable to turn even slightly to the right without son of 2000 volts coming out to play. Sent home to be careful. That is my rather boring middle name these days . Had intended to go into work in the afternoon but realised that would be a very foolish idea so had to let them down. Hate having to take time off sick unless it's for something mainstream like flu or stomach bug but needs must. Am shuffling round like a crone trying to make no sudden moves and then will very tentatively try resuming my exercises at weekend to get back to "normal". I've got an appointment with orthopaedics at the end of July to see if there's anything to be done with the helter-skelter that is my spine and had been worried they'd think I was wasting their time. Guess not. Am in bed listening to the radio and sipping tea like a right old crip but in my head I'm dancing! x
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